The opening ceremony of The Beijing Winter Olympic Games


The Olympic flag and the National flag of the People’s Republic of China were raised during the opening ceremony.This was taken outside the National Stadium.On February 4, fireworks lit up the Sky above the “Bird’s Nest” and the National Stadium once again became the focus of the world’s attention.The start of Spring marks a historic moment for Beijing, the “City of Both Olympics”, and the Olympic dream has once again blossomed on the land of China.The performance before the opening ceremony.The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games is a prelude to a “simple, safe and wonderful” Winter Olympic Games.Under the banner of Wuhuan, “little snow flower” condenses into a romantic story of “big snowflake”, and turns into an eternal movement of “beauty and harmony” of all continents and seas.Travel with the world through ice and snow.Forward, together to the future!This snowflake condenses the century-old struggle journey, century-old dream pursuit casts today’s China, this is the historical intersection of the Winter Olympics dream and the Chinese dream countdown performance.Spring always brings people endless imagination.When the countdown to “24 Solar terms” reaches zero, the snowflakes in the video seem to float into the “bird’s nest”, starting a romantic journey.The Bird’s Nest stadium, which witnessed the incomparable Beijing Olympic Games, has just completed a smart upgrade, and now it is turning a new page, writing the glory of the “Double Olympic City”.The Chinese dream of the Winter Olympics came true with fireworks in Both English and Chinese.Admission of the Olympic flag.More than six years of meticulous preparations have gone through all kinds of hardships to fulfill the winter Olympics and overcome numerous difficulties.This unforgettable moment has been fixed by time and engraved by history — “The City of Double Olympics” gathers guests and friends from all over the world, ushering in a hopeful spring.A little boy played “Me and my Country” on a trumpet.Melodious trumpets resounded through the night sky, moving melody straight to the heart.In the center of the field, 12 children slowly unfolded the five-star red flag. More than 100 representatives from different ethnic groups and various industries passed the national flag from hand to hand. They looked at the national flag with respect in their eyes.It was a moment that could not have been filled with emotions and tears.A drop of ice blue ink drops from the sky and becomes the water of the Yellow River pouring down, condensing into a pure white ice and snow world.The historical images of the past 23 Winter Olympics host cities are flashed back on the rising “Icecube”, which finally freezes as “Beijing 2022, China”.Crystal clear ice and snow rings in the “Ice Cube” “break the ice” out.The audience burst into applause and cheered heartily.The glittering and translucent five rings solidify time, and the snowflakes of the ice and snow pageant float my mind.From the “Three Questions of the Olympic Games” more than 100 years ago, to the “one hundred years to realize the dream” in 2008, to today’s “Double Olympic City”.From the first Olympic Games of the People’s Republic of China, to the breakthrough of zero gold MEDALS at the Summer and Winter Olympics, to the transformation of China from a sports country into a sports power…The history of the Chinese people’s participation in, bid for, and preparation for the Olympic Games is a vivid demonstration of the great leap the Chinese nation has made: it has stood up, grown rich, and become strong. It encapsulates the grand 100-year journey of the Communist Party of China, and illustrates the profound meaning of the saying that “When sports are strong, China will be strong, and when the country is prosperous, sports will prosper.”The “Ice and snow Five rings” in the opening ceremony.Unforgettable Beijing 2008 Olympic Games opening ceremony of the classic, brilliant Chinese culture, thick Chinese history, let the world see the broad charm of an ancient civilization.In the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the cool technological effects and the “futuristic” programming made people feel the youthful vitality of a modern socialist country.”Today’s China is different from the China of 2008. China has made great achievements in deepening reform and opening-up, and its people have taken on a new look after the victory in poverty alleviation.”‘You have a chance to tell China’s story out loud to the world,’ said Zhang Yimou, chief director of the opening ceremony.Marching pacesetter.Just like the cast of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games — all the performers are students from universities, primary and secondary schools and ordinary citizens.Before the ceremony, when “Together to the Future” was performed, from the aged to the young children surrounded the venue, performing different styles of “Chinese style marching square dance”.”The opening ceremony is about sharing beautiful moments with everyone and spreading the common ideals of humanity.”Zhang yimou said.This snowflake reflects the light of world civilization. The Chinese civilization communicates with other civilizations and learns from each other. This is a stage for the whole world to participate in.When athletes from all over the world gathered under the Five Ring flags, the Olympic Games became a platform for mutual learning between eastern and Western civilizations.The Beijing Winter Olympics coincides with the Chinese New Year. What new legends will be written when the Olympics meet the “Year of China”?The opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on February 4.This is the last torchbearers Dinegar Iramujiang and Zhao Jiawen.All the photos in this edition were sent by Xinhua News Agency to the music of “Peace – Community with A Shared Future”.”HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR” and “HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR” were printed on the sparkling ice in the center of the venue, sending out the CHINESE people’s heartfelt wishes to friends from all over the world.During the Spring Festival, many foreign political leaders also sent New Year’s greetings.On the occasion of the Arrival of the Spring Festival, the Year of the Tiger, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the friendly Chinese people.I wish you good health and all the best!”UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent his best wishes to Chinese people around the world in a video message.”The tiger symbolizes strength, vitality, courage, perseverance and audacity.These are the qualities we need today in the face of unprecedented challenges.”The prosperity of civilizations and the progress of mankind cannot be achieved without seeking common ground while shelving differences, openness and inclusiveness, and inter-civilization exchanges and mutual learning.The Beijing Winter Olympics provided a stage for the whole world to join in.The Chinese delegation entered the stadium at the opening ceremony.The athletes’ entrance ceremony was full of the “clever thinking” of the communication and integration of Chinese civilization with other civilizations in the world.When the 19 world famous songs belonging to all mankind sounded, the guide wearing blue and white “tiger head hat”, holding the snowflake shaped guide board woven with “Chinese knot”, led the athletes through the “China gate” carved by ice and snow, and walked on the colorful “China window”.The pre-opening performance was infused with Elements of the Chinese New Year.Among them are Saudi Arabia and Haiti, which are participating in the Winter Olympics for the first time…The background is the huge flag of each delegation, the head is the Olympic ice and snow rings, the scene from time to time the audience warm applause.”No two snowflakes are alike.”The “flowing” picture of these snowflakes makes people feel that “human beings are only as different as skin color and language, and civilizations are as different as colors and reds, but there is no superior or inferior.””In the future, China will embrace the world with a more open attitude and contribute to the world with a more dynamic civilization.””China Gate” means openness and sharing.From 1978 to 2008 and again to 2022, China has opened its door wider to the outside world and stepped increasingly into the center of the world stage.”We have witnessed so many exciting historical moments as the APEC, Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and Beijing International Horticultural Expo,” said a volunteer who served at the opening ceremony.”China window” stands for civilization and achievement.The centenary of the Chinese people’s united struggle led by the Communist Party of China has brought great changes to the land of China.The 14 years of “Two Olympics” have also made The capital Beijing change with each passing day.The cauldron and fireworks display.When the well-known song “Ode to the Motherland” sounded, the host Chinese delegation entered the venue holding the five-star red flag.The athletes waved and the audience gave them a standing ovation.In this Olympic Winter Games, the Chinese delegation achieved a historic breakthrough in participating in all sports, marching toward the goal of “achieving the best performance in the history of Olympic Winter Games in China”.In order to this moment of wonderful bloom, the builders braved the cold, the top of the summer, biting down on the construction of a “hard bone”;Ice athletes trained hard, sweat, to board the Olympic Games have made full preparation;All the staff work day and night to prepare for an unforgettable and wonderful Olympic Games…’If only one country could host the Winter Olympics [in this situation], it would be China,’ said Dutch speedskating star Jens Kroll, who came to China early to train ahead of the games. ‘We should be glad it’s here.’This snowflake reflects the road of walking hand in hand, “the world is one, the world is one”, this is the bold declaration of “together to the future” every snowflake, quietly floating, slowly rising.The “little Snowflake” guide board, which wrote the names of the participating countries and regions, gathered together under the five rings of snow and ice, forming a huge snowflake.The snowflakes that had appeared from the beginning of the opening ceremony finally took shape.”All living things thrive without harming one another, and paths run parallel without interfering with each other.”Countries (regions) around the world gather together because of sports, athletes embrace each other because of the Winter Olympics, this moment regardless of countries, regardless of race, regardless of each other, “the world is one, the world is one” has become an eternal theme.In “Salute to the People,” 76 young people from around the world walk side by side to the tune of “Let the World Be filled with Love.”A river of images is formed as they pass by.In the photos, there are the most ordinary life scenes of people around the world, as well as moving pictures of people sharing weal and woe and fighting the epidemic together, as well as passionate moments of athletes from all over the world fighting for their dreams.”Every fall, every rise, every victory, we are together.”Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be held as scheduled, fulfilling China’s solemn commitment to the international community.”I thank the Beijing Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee for its tireless efforts to host the Beijing Winter Games and the Chinese people for their unwavering support.”International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said.”Salute the People” at the opening ceremony.”Bring 300 million people to participate in snow and ice sports,” a vision China proposed when bidding for the Winter Olympics, has become a reality.This will change the landscape of winter sports in the future, but also an outstanding contribution to the Olympic Movement.Bach said the Beijing Winter Olympics will not only usher in a new era of global winter sports, but also benefit hundreds of millions of Chinese people.The classic song imagine encourages people to put aside all differences, unite, stay away from war and live in harmony.Now, the meaningful song is resounding at the Olympics.People of different regions and colors work together to protect the earth and play the eternal movement of “beauty and harmony”.The six flag-bearers, Luo Zhihuan, Li Jiajun, Shen Xue, Han Xiaopeng, Zhang Hui and Zhang Hong, walked across the field with the Olympic motto “Swifter, Higher, Stronger — More United” in their hands.The slogan “Together for the Future” of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games echoes the slogan “More United”, which has become a vivid interpretation of the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind in the Olympic field.Children from fuping mountain in Hebei province sang the Olympic anthem.After athletes, judges, coaches and officials took their oaths, a children’s chorus of snow, the theme song of the opening ceremony, echoed over the “Bird’s Nest” : “Snow, snow, open in the sun…””Big snowflake” shape of the torch platform clearly presented in front of the audience, small snowflake starlight, the history of the Olympic Games for the first time by all participating countries and regions jointly constructed by the name of the torch platform, loudly issued “together to the future” heroic declaration.The Olympic torchbearers entered the stadium, drawing cheers from the audience.”Post-50s” Zhao Weichang, “post-60s” Li Yan, “post-70s” Yang Yang, “post-80s” Su Bingtian, “post-90s” Zhou Yang, “post-00s” Dinegar Iramujiang and Zhao Jiawen…They hold high the Olympic flame, carry forward the Olympic dream, and run to the distance full of hope with the vision of “Together for the future”.Two post-2000 athletes placed their torches in the center of the “Big Snowflake” torchpad. Instead of the roaring flame, the holy and dynamic snowflake flame wrote a new page in Olympic history.The slowly rising “big snowflake” is still shining brightly, illuminating the road of life for everyone to forge ahead and pursue their dreams, and illuminating the beautiful tomorrow for all mankind to march forward hand in hand and overcome difficulties together.

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